Wenatchee, Wash., officer fatally shoots man

Wenatchee police say a city police officer fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant during a controlled drug buy that went bad.

The Wenatchee World reports that Capt. Doug Jones says the patrol officer who shot the man Thursday afternoon was struck by the man's SUV in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

Jones says the unidentified officer was taken to Central Washington Hospital.

Mayor  Frank Kuntz says the officer was dragged a short distance and suffered bumps and bruises.

The police spokesman says the SUV driver who died at the scene was the suspect in the controlled drug buy being conducted by the Columbia River Task Force.  The task force had called Wenatchee police for backup.

The dead man was not immediately identified.

The mayor says local State Patrol troopers are part of the drug task force so investigators from another State Patrol district were called to investigate the shooting.